InFlow Technology releases InFlow CONVERT for PDF Conversion

InFlow CONVERT for PDF Conversion

In January, InFlow Technology officially released our new PDF conversion tool for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. The new application, called InFlow CONVERT, extends the capability of the out of the box PDF conversion tasks, with over 100 available source formats and improved scalability and performance.

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Improved performance

InFlow CONVERT can send PDF publish requests to one of many configured “PDF Drones,” built to process hundreds of requests an hour. If your PDF conversions are not keeping up with demand, simply add more drones to improve the speed. The InFlow CONVERT command center will automatically determine which drone is available and send the request.

More file support

InFlow CONVERT supports PDF conversion of over 100 drawing and office file formats. Included are the common drawing files types, such as SOLIDWORKS SLDDRW, AutoCAD DWG, Inventor IDW, Microstation DGN, and others. In addition, InFlow CONVERT supports major office file types like Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Visio, Publisher, TXT, Email MSG, and image types like BMP, JPG, and GIF.

Tight Integration

InFlow CONVERT uses EDrawings Professional for PDF conversion, providing an exact match to the Preview in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Many PDF converters use native SOLIDWORKS to create the PDF, which can lead to quality issues, as SOLIDWORKS can shift views or dimensions as the drawing is opened. InFlow CONVERT uses integrated EDrawings for SOLIDWORKS files, thus eliminating issues related to drawing rebuilds. What you see in PDM is what you will see on the PDF.

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InFlow CONVERT is developed by the InFlow Labs team of software developers.  This team has developed hundreds of custom solutions for SOLIDWORKS PDM over the last 10 years.  Reach out to our team for your custom needs.

Justin Webster
InFlow Technology

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